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OLP Vs MusicMan

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nancy-Boy, Sep 16, 2001.


  1. Nancy-Boy

    Nancy-Boy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Im new to this forum and this is my first post..so be kind :)...now ive been playing bass for around a year and ive come on very well...ive mastered the art of finger pluking and slapping and indeed i past my grade 8 school bass with a distinction..now im looking at add another bass to my collection of one..which at the moment is an Ibanez S300Dx SoundGear..i was in my local musicstore and noticed a new range of basses made by OLP and they are replica of MusicMan's supurb basses, comissioned by Musicman and are fair new..they are wot squire are to fender.I was playing one and try out various styles from jaco'esq grooves to Funky Stu Zender Riffs to Fast Flea style tapping and popping i was most impressed..i then played a real MusicMan and altho they were differences and the orignal was obviosuly better for the money of these OLP are fantastic..Has neone played one or know of any reviews and what do people thing of them..They are distributed in the UK by "Strings and Things" and cost £245.99 or £279.99 for thre Stingray version..thanx...Ben!!!
     
  2. I just wish I lived in England so I could get one! :eek: I really want to play one, but you brits got em first.. Curses.... Foiled again.... Oh well ;)
     
  3. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Hey NB,
    Welcome to TB. You'll learn a lot here. Man, if that OLP suits your playing style and your budget, go for it. MM must feel comfortable with them, or they wouldn't have licenced them. Give all of us stateside a good report on it.
    Doc
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I wonder how much it would be to ship one from the UK to the USA? I'd love to have a 5 string.
     
  5. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Nino http://www.basscentre.co.uk have a natural 5 with maple neck and a black 4 with rosewood. Well they did Saturday. I didnt try them cos I was getting some repairs done before the traffic got mental (I dont like driving in London). I will be going again. They have a selection of real musicmen so I will try an AB test if you want,(subjective opinion of course). I have had a Stingray 5 for 3 years.

    Let me know.
     
  6. Yes, that'd be awesome :)
     
  7. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    They're available in the US through Musician's Friend. They have the Natural & Black 5 string for $249.99. I'm thinking about getting one & testing it out. I'd really like to play one before & have to pay for shipping, though.
     
  9. I'm with you Nino. I just got done with my current job, and they paid me for all the vacation time and comp time that I had accumulated. Gonna pay off a large chunk of house with most of it, but gonna get a natrual OLP SR5. I figure it's cheap enough that I can mess with it, play around with electronics/making my own pickguards...etc. Plus it has a look that a lot of people like...including me :)

    But if it sucks, not out too much $$$
     
  10. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Short version of my review link on my previous post-they play 'nice' but are passive so sound 'good' but not quite like a EB Stingray.